PERRY TOWNSHIP - Another drug lab has been discovered in the Salem area. This time is was on wheels.
According to the Perry Township Police, drug paraphernalia was in plain view in a vehicle at 12:54 p.m. Saturday while an officer was speaking to a male and female subject.
Upon searching the vehicle , police located a mobile meth lab in its trunk.
Two agents from the Columbiana County Drug Task Force search a vehicle in Salem Acres Saturday afternoon that was used as a mobile meth lab. A can of Drano can be seen in the lower left along with various plastic bottles used to make methamphetamine. Two Salem residents were arrested on related charges and are to appear in court Monday. Also responding to the scene were Perry Township firefighters, the sheriff’s department and Salem police.
(Salem News photo by Larry Shields)
Perry Township Police contacted the Columbiana County Drug Task Force which responded and took control of the scene.
The car was searched in the back section of Salem Acres, located just outside city limits in the 1100 block of Prospect Street.
Residents in adjoining apartments were evacuated due to a chemical hazard. Perry Township firefighters stood by along with the Columbiana County Sheriff's Dept. and Salem Police.
Kyle D. Gray, 23, of 1708 Devonshire Drive, Salem was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Chantel M. Shuman, 22, of 36537 Orchard Court, Salem was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments.
They both were ordered to appear at 8:30 a.m. Monday in Columbiana County Municipal Court. According to the Perry Township Police, additional charges are pending.